Nellie McClung's fourth book, In Times Like These, written in 1915, survives as a classic formulation of a feminist position. With hard-hitting rhetoric it demands women's rights as a logical extension of traditional views of female moral superiority and maternal responsibility.
About the authors
Nellie McClung was an activist: prominent campaigner in the successful drives for female suffrage in Manitoba and Alberta, a nationally known feminist and social reformer, the only woman at the Canadian War Conference of 1918, and MLA in Alberta, the first woman member of the CBC's Board of Governors, and in 1938 a Canadian delegate to the League of Nations.
Veronica Strong-Boag is a professor of women’s and gender studies and of educational studies at the University of British Columbia. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada and a past president of the Canadian Historical Association. She has written widely on the history of Canadian women and children—including studies of the 1920s and 30s, the experience of post—WW II suburbia, Nellie L. McClung, E. Pauline Johnson, childhood disabilities, and modern neo-conservatism’s attack on women and children—and has won the John A. Macdonald Prize in Canadian History, the 2012 Canada Prize in the Social Sciences awarded by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and, with Carole Gerson, the Raymond Klibansky Prize in the Humanities. In 2012 Strong-Boag was awarded the Tyrrell Medal from the Royal Society of Canada for outstanding work in Canadian history. She is the author of Fostering Nation: Canada Confronts Its History of Childhood Disadvantage (WLU Press, 2010).
Other titles by Nellie Lillian McClung
Other titles by Veronica Strong-Boag
A Liberal-Labour Lady
The Times and Life of Mary Ellen Spear Smith
The Last Suffragist Standing
The Life and Times of Laura Marshall Jamieson
Paddling Her Own Canoe
The Times and Texts of E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)
Liberal Hearts and Coronets
The Lives and Times of Ishbel Marjoribanks Gordon and John Campbell Gordon, the Aberdeens
Painting the Maple
Essays on Race, Gender, and the Construction of Canada
Canada Confronts Its History of Childhood Disadvantage
Vulnerable Children and Youth in Twentieth-Century Canada and the United States
Finding Families, Finding Ourselves
English Canada Encounters Adoption from the 19th Century to the 1990s
Children’s Health Issues in Historical Perspective
The Complete Autobiography